Session Room Information
Who will my audience be?
BuildingEnergy NYC is attended by the NESEA community, a group of professionals and practitioners who:
- prefer rich data and proven results
- seek innovative materials and ideas
- prefer discussion and interactivity over lecture
- are eager to learn from mistakes as well as success stories
You can expect between 40-100 people in your session including architects, builders, building owners, building operators, designers, engineers, installers, lenders and financiers, policy professionals, property managers, and sustainability officers, ranging from emerging professionals to heralded experts. Your session has an assigned level - 1, 2, or 3 - and you should tailor your content to that level.
How can I show slides with my presentation?
Each session room has a computer (Windows). Bring your presentation—preferably as a PDF—on a USB flash drive. Please arrive early enough to load your presentation onto your room’s computer. The projector displays at 16:9 aspect ratio.
Do I need to submit my slides in advance?
If your session has more than one speaker, your session’s Curator or Moderator may ask for your presentation ahead of time to combine everyone’s into one smooth show. You do not have to submit your slides to NESEA before the conference.
Can I include videos in my presentation?
Yes. The speaker's podium will have an HMDI connection for sound.
Are there any guidelines for slides?
Follow standard practice for quality presentations. Few slides and few words (or a graphic) on each slide. Large font size (at least 24 point). Follow AIA guidelines: company logos, product name, and branding are limited to the first and last slides only. There are no required slides or templates.
What if I need technical assistance on the day of the conference?
Staff will be on hand to assist throughout the day. If you need help prior to your session, contact Conference Manager Susan Farber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I have other questions/concerns about speaking?
If you have any other questions please contact your session's Curator or Conference Manager Susan Farber at email@example.com (413) 774-6051 ext. 17.
Session Room Information
What can I expect about the room where I will be presenting?
The session rooms at Convene Old Slip offer a typical set-up: podium with fixed microphone; a head table with wireless hand-held mic for panelists; a projector/screen for slides. The wireless mic can be used for speakers who want to move throughout the room. A NESEA staffer or volunteer will make announcements to start the session.
Will lavalier mics be available?
No. Lavalier mics are costly to rent.
Will flip charts be available?
Yes, available in all session rooms.
Will you post my presentation after the conference?
Yes. NESEA staff will collect everyone’s presentations from the session room computers and post on our website. We do this because attendees frequently ask to review data slides after the conference. You can opt out when you complete the speaker’s permission form.
Does NESEA cover travel expenses?
No. Speakers cover their own travel and lodging costs. We do offer session speakers a complimentary pass to the full conference.
Will I be able to attend other conference sessions?
Yes. Speakers at BuildingEnergy NYC are provided with a full conference pass.
What about food?
All speakers and attendees can enjoy complimentary light breakfast, sandwiches and salads for lunch, and a reception at the end of the day. Coffee, tea, water will be available all day as well.
What about attendee evaluations?
We will be collecting feedback from attendees both onsite and post event and will do our best to share this feedback with you soon after the conference.
Do you expect anything else from me besides showing up to speak?
We want your BuildingEnergy NYC conference session to be a phenomenal success, so we expect you to participate in at least one video-meeting or conference call to coordinate with your session's Curator and the other speakers. We also encourage you to spread the word about your presence at the conference. You will find marketing language and images in the conference's Media Kit. You can also contact Jenny Goldberg, NESEA Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance in promoting your session.